Six cars in violation following post-race inspection at Darlington Raceway
On Sunday, NASCAR returned to action with a trip to Darlington, South Carolina. Sporting fans rejoiced across the world, LIVE action was back on the television.
Darlington Raceway hosted the first NASCAR race in 71 days. It was held without practice or qualifying sessions. Officials just dropped the green flag and the drivers rolled into turn one.
Kevin Harvick battled back from a poor pit stop in stage 3. He reclaimed the lead on a later pit stop and drove to the race win.
The race was held without fans in attendance and with a full list of new safety guidelines.
After the race, NASCAR officials run cars through an inspection process.
Erik Jones was among six cars that had a lug nut violation after the event. However, Jones was the only one with two loose lug nuts.
Other cars with 1 loose lug nut: Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano and Christopher Bell.
Each team with a single lug nut violation will see a $10,000 fine directed at the crew chief.
Two loose lugnuts would typically bring a crew chief suspension for the next event in addition to a fine. Unofficially, Joe Gibbs Racing #20 crew chief Chris Gayle is likely to be absent from the pit box at the next event.
The NASCAR Cup Series will return to their North Carolina shops. But, not for long. The series returns to the same track on Wednesday night.
Erik Jones won the most recent Darlington night race back in 2019.